Handbook of Adolescent Development fills a gap in the literature on adolescent development and behaviour: all of the authors of the various chapters were invited to include as many findings on European adolescents as possible. Through this specific emphasis, the handbook provides a complement to other reviews of the literature that are mostly based on North American samples.
The contributors are all eminent researchers in the field and the individual chapters cover their specific areas of expertise. Theories of adolescence, along with emotional, physical and cognitive issues, are explored. Topics covered include families, peer relations, school and leisure time, as well as problem areas such as depression, drug consumption and delinquency. Handbook of Adolescent Development also incorporates a comprehensive review of the literature in the area and considers avenues for future research.
This multidisciplinary text will be of interest to those studying and researching in the fields of developmental psychology, sociology, demography, epidemiology and criminology.
'I think it is excellent - really really good. One of the best things I have read on theories of adolescence.' - John Coleman, Trust for the Study of Adolescence
Goossens, Adolescent Development: Putting Europe on the Map. Goossens, Theories of Adolescence. Alsaker, Flammer, Pubertal Maturation. Goossens, Emotion, Affect, and Loneliness in Adolescence. Lehalle, Cognitive Development in Adolescence: Thinking Freed from Concrete Constraints. Alsaker, Kroger, Self-concept, Self-esteem and Identity. Lehalle, Moral Development in Adolescence: How to Integrate Personal and Social Values? Goossens, The Many Faces of Adolescent Autonomy: Behavioural Decision-making and Emotional Distancing. Lila, van Aken, Musitu, Buelga, Families and Adolescents. Scholte, van Aken, Musitu, Speltini, Peer Relations in Adolescence. Zani, Cicognani, Sexuality and Intimate Relationships in Adolescence. Flammer, Alasker, Adolescents in School. Hendry, Kloep, Youth and Leisure: A European Perspective. Rubini, Kloep, Adolescents' Relationships to the Institutional Order. Michaud, Narring, Health-related Behavior: Current Situation, Trends and Prevention. Alasker, Dick, Depression and Suicide. Buelga, Ravenna, Musitu, Lila, Epidemiology and Psychosocial Risk Factors Associated with Adolescent Drug Consumption. Koops, Orobio de Castro, The Development of Aggression and its Linkages with Violence and Juvenile Delinquency.